Picture/Photo/Image ThumbNail Previews not showing in Windows 7 [Solved]

I recently changed by Theme in Windows 7, with a whole lot of other settings, when I clicked the option for better performance in system properties window. This changed by default Aero theme to Win 2000 kind of theme. Later, I restored back to Aero theme, upon which I faced this problem. The thumbnail previews of pictures/photos in the Windows Explorer, seemed to disappear after making this change. I tried a few troubleshooting steps and soon became numb with trying. So I google-d for a solution and finally reached to this page.

 

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistapictures/thread/f0c429b7-d7dd-4535-a8e7-c3f5e8c42939

 

Though some of the users, couldn’t find a solution to this problem in the forum post, many users did find the solution.

 

Here is a screenshot, when the images/photos/pictures thumbnail previews don’t show up in your Windows Explorer/Pictures library.

 

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Generally you’ve the feeling you might have messed up something or some virus cropped up or there are some errors to your Window 7 installation. But the solutions are very simple. You can try any of these 3 methods for reaching the desired solution, which will help you in troubleshooting the thumbnails previews not working properly.

 

Method 1:

 

1. Open your Windows Explorer.

2. From the menu, Organize > Folder and Search Options

3. This will pop-up the Folder Options  window.

4. Click the View tab.

5. Uncheck the following option, if it’s checked.

 

 Picture/Photo/Image ThumbNail Previews not showing in Windows 7 [Solved]

Always show icons, never thumbnails

6. Click on Apply.

7. Click on OK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This setting will restore your thumbnail previews of your pictures/photos/images to the normal routine.

 

Method 2

 

1. Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings.

2. In this window, select Advanced tab.

3. In this tab, select Performance > Settings > Visual Effects

4. Select the check box “Show thumbnails instead of icons” and click on Apply button.

 

 Picture/Photo/Image ThumbNail Previews not showing in Windows 7 [Solved]

 

Method 3

 

1. Open the folder in Windows Explorer .

2. Click the down arrow next to Views at the top. 

3. Choose Medium icons and see if the thumbnails start working again.

 

You might be lucky with any of these 3 methods, after which the thumbnail previews of your pictures/images/photos will start-up to show instantly!

 

 Picture/Photo/Image ThumbNail Previews not showing in Windows 7 [Solved]

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  • Ernest_wd

    thanks

  • Louis Sie

    Thanks Techlikes, I was ripping my hair out trying to figure out that one. Now I can enjoy my images and delete those I don’t need.

  • Kitchensinque

    Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!!  This has been driving me mad.  Note: I ended up using Method 2 – however, the “Show thumbnails instead of icons” box was already checked? As I had tried everything else, I unchecked and rechecked and then applied. It worked! 

  • http://somelifequotes.blogspot.com Myrciu’

    1 METHOD WORKED, THANKS A LOT!

  • Bprasanthbtech

    thanq very much  ramarao garu

  • vinay kumar

    thanks
    you helped me a lot …….
    good work